Moms Southern Tomato Gravy

READY IN: 18mins
Recipe by cooks-alot

As kids we loved when mom made this gravy.She typically served it with corn bread,some type of green and fried ham.

Top Review by Miss Annie

I love this gravy. When I make this Southern dish, I usually use it on meatloaf. Leftovers are used for breakfast. Toast, poached egg, and Tomato Gravy. Now that is some serious good stuff. I made this as you wrote it, and it's so similar to mine. Sometimes, if I have it on hand, I use bacon drippings instead of the butter to give it another layer of taste. Thanks so much for posting this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 12 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon oil (I use corn)
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can tomatoes
  • 14 12 ounces water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • salt and pepper


  1. Melt butter and oil in skillet.
  2. Add flour and brown slowly.
  3. Do not burn and keep mixture spreadable.
  4. After browning ,remove from heat to cool.
  5. After cooling add tomatoes ,juices and water.
  6. Stir thoroughly.
  7. Return to heat stirring constantly untill mixture comes to a boil.
  8. Remove from heat,add salt , pepper and sugar.
  9. Stir and serve.

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